Saturday, July 4th
After a fascinating tour of Sotoham Cave in Basey, we had a feast for lunch which was delivered to us by boat (thanks to the Mayor). Then we jumped into colorful Kayaks to paddle off to the natural bridge and enjoy the cool feel of the lake.
The mayor's wife and Marian all tried to give me their shoes but my stubborn self wouldn't take them, so I just walked slowly, and took the pain, it hurt. Finally we got to the other side and got back into the kayaks to head to the natural bridge -- it was gorgeous.
The bridge was naturally created by the rocks and it was so beautiful to look up at it from the fresh water lake below!
We spent around 45 minutes in the fresh water swimming around and jumping into it. We were the only ones there, it was so secluded, I felt like it was something out of a movie.
The picture to the left is me taking it all in and loving it!
It's amazing the beauty nature can create on it's own, I felt so lucky to experience that. We were also so fortunate to have had perfect weather while we were there, not a drop of rain!
Gail and I spent time doing yoga poses on top of a rock before jumping off -- that was a little scary but really fun. The jump into the water left me feeling refreshed and exhilarated, I ended up doing it two more times--a starfish pose then a dive, woop woop!
|Mayor's country home!|
We ended the day with drinks at a local bar with Obet, Dean, and Aldim, all enjoying San Miguel beers. It was a bittersweet ending because it was so nice to be with them and remember the time we had together but knowing that it will probably be a long time before we see them again was very sad. There is hope for them to visit the states though, and I have a lot of confidence in myself that I will get back to the Philippines and Tacloban again, my work here is not done!